If you want to take your income, your relationships, or your health to the next level but you can’t seem to find the time to squeeze that priority into your over- filled calendar, this is for you. The strategy I have for you is counterintuitive AND it works! But first a story. Personal development guru and author of the classic book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, taught a different approach to “time” management. In live events, Stephen would demo how to “get it all done” using three items, an empty bowl, sand, and a set of medium and big rocks. He challenged a participant to fill the bowl with ALL the rocks and the sand.
How is it that some people have the ability to “have it all”? You see their updates on Instagram that they are slaying it at work, taking cool trips all over the world and recently launched their own not-for-profit organization. On top of all of these successes, they have a wide circle of friends and a close-knit family. They’re happy, healthy and fulfilled. Their successes are real and it’s impressive.
You think to yourself, I’ll have what she’s having” as per Billy Crystal’s famous line to Meg Ryan from in the restaurant scene from the movie, When Harry Meets Sally”.
Imagine that you are seated at a fancy white cloth table at a five-star restaurant. You look over the menu and carefully choose what you would like to have for your meal. The waiter comes to take your order and then returns to the kitchen. You look forward to your meal, anticipating how delicious it will be. You know that it will take time for your food to be properly prepared. Knowing this, you enjoy what is in front of you in the moment, sipping your beverage, and chatting with your table mate. You are confident that your meal is on its way to you. You have zero self-doubt. You are definitely NOT…
Your dream life is waiting for you. But first, dreams and goals need you to fully claim them. Until you do, pieces and parts of your dream will float around in the background of your psyche with no place to go. Have you ever had a dream that feels too big and seems like it is a million miles away from reality, so you keep it on a “forever” holding pattern? You are not alone. Here is a personal story in which I made the decision to leap and what happened next.
Did you know that writing down your goals, dreams and desires is a power move that ensures that you manifest results with more ease and speed? What if I told you that if you handwriting your goals is better than using your computer, tablet or phone notes? It’s true! Neuroscience research reveals that there are several benefits to writing down your goals…
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” This timeless wisdom is a reminder that the magic is not just in achieving your dreams, but also in the process of getting there. As you pursue new goals you’ll discover that you’ll experience transformation and growth. In order to reach new heights in life and career, the truth is that YOU must change. Your Next level Life requires you to take full responsibility for what you want and who you need to become to get there.